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"International Center for Intercultural Research, Learning and Dialogue" NGO


description of organisation

The aims of ICIRLD are:
1.Comparative research and presentation of national peculiarities of different nations
2.Promotion of intercultural, inter-religious and inter-civilization dialogue
3.Conflict Resolution and establishment of Culture of Peace in the World
4.Consolidation of the potential of representatives of different cultures for solution of global problems

The regular activities are:
1.Intercultural Youth Festivals (annual since 2006)
2. Long Term Training Courses “Introduction to Intercultural Communication” (periodically since 2004)
3. Training Course “Intercultural Learning and International Youth work” (annual since 2006)
4. Training Course “European Youth Policy, Structures and Programs” (annual since 2006)
5. Various international youth programs in the framework of Youth in Action/ERASMUS+ Program of EC (Seminars, Youth Exchanges, Training Courses, etc.)
6. Research and Publications (Training manuals: “Intercultural Learning and International Youth Work”, “European Youth Policy, Structures and Programs”, Armenian Translation of Program Guide of Youth in Action Programme of EC etc.)
7. Work with youth from national minorities living in Armenia
8. Study Visits with intercultural explorations to Armenian regions and other countries of the world (India, Iran, etc.)
9. EVS (European Voluntary Service) - receiving, sending and supporting 5 other organisations in Armenia to receive EVS volunteers
10. Educational Summer Camps on ICL
Personal development and healthy lifestyle has become one of the priorities of the organisation and we have been organizing several projects on outdoor education.

The target group:
1. Members and volunteers of our organization
2. Participants of events organised by ICIRLD
3. Members of our branches out of Armenia
4. Youth from Armenia and foreign countries
5. Experts involved in the activities of ICIRLD
6. Subscribers and readers of our publications
7. All the other people interested in Intercultural Dialogue

Currently the staff of our organisation consists of 10 people who have taken responsibility to manage the administration and activities of ICIRLD. Several other local volunteers also actively assist the organisation with local and international projects and daily activities.

Participants with fewer opportunities

  • This organisation has additional mentoring or other support suitable for young people with social obstacles, educational difficulties, cultural differences or similar.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projects
Economic obstacles
Geographical obstacles
Educational difficulties